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the national rate. one of those is chuck devore author of the texas model saying that texas governs better. matt welch also moved from california by your magazine is still based their? why is reason magazine in the horrible state? >> that is where we have spent since 1971 and it gets us outside of the beltway thinking but it is a challenge to be there. and you are right it is a new thing in california will space retract immigrants. john: but the movie industry and stuff is happening. >> california has silicon valley, hollywood, a biotech but you cannot live off that narrow band of industry forever. because of high taxes, regulation, and healthy lawsuits, government spending people are leaving. john: great davis in the '90s said we have all of this cash from the.com boom. >> he spent that cash on public sector pension promises and general spending to everybody even austerity spending has gone up. john: beyond population growth. global warning -- warming measure. >> high-speed rail that nobody wants. john: even "the terminator" the republican and i thought here is a politician quoting milton
model saying that xas governs better. matt welch also moved from california by your magazine is still based their? why is reason magazine in the horrible state? >> that is where we have spent since 1971 and it gets us outside of the beltway thinking but it is a challenge to be there. and you are right it is a new thing in california will space retract immigrants. john: but the movie industry and stuff is happening. >> california has silicon valley, hollywood, a biote but you cannot live off that narrow band of industry forever. because of high taxes, regulation, and healthy lawsuits, government spending people are leaving. john: great davis in the '90s said we have all of this cash from the.com boom. >> he spent that cash on public sector pension promises and general spending to everybody even austerity spending has gone up. john: beyond population growth. global warning -- warming measure. >> high-speed rail that nobody wants. john: even "the terminator" the republican and i thought here is a politician quoting milton friedman. what happened? >> he enacted the largest tax increase at
of resistance. but we deal with that through enlightened government policies, feedback, and changing them when we find they do not work. and encouraging the private sector where the ideas come up. i do not think -- steve jobs working in his career came up with stuff. i did not know that steve jobs was working in that group on the computer. we want to have space for that. we need space for innovation, it is a constant challenge. the power of the conventional is so overwhelming and the convergence is so powerful that to try to innovate is exhausting in government. let me tell you. in spite of that, i am ready for several more years of innovation. i hope you are. i hope california is. [laughter] [applause] >> for this next question, let's pretend that president obama is sitting in this chair. but pretend this is a private room -- let's pretend this is a private room. we need everyone out there to be quiet. if you were here along with the president, what are the two things you would tell him you need to make your state more competitive or all states more competitive? >> i think and i am an unabash
and the government programs and medicare and we are going to have to go back and do this every couple of years but we have to study what works and put more of the policies that are working in place. we have to deal with our other entitlement. it's a contentious issue in this country. it's always a political tough battle. but the longer we wait to make the changes for the people the difference of the programs there is no question about that and we have to go forward with tax reform which is great when you talk about it broadly we all know the tax code is a disaster and none of us like the tax code. when you talk about the ability to broaden the base, lower the rate and raise revenue, that is a pretty good system. it's pretty desirable to think about how to reform the tax code. but there are a lot of tough things when you talk about the specifics and the fact we need to deal with the mortgage deduction for state and local taxation then capping the discretionary you don't have to talk about a single specific policy. taxing the 1% is easy even if you are the 1% its current take more of that to fix the pr
several million in damage to the ship and the bridge. >> thank you very much. the federal government is coming after disgraced cycleing champion, lance armstrong, with a new tactic as he begins the journey to come clean. after years of denial this new information comes. katie? ought government will take legal action against lance armstrong. abc news, the "wall street journal", and "usa today" are reporting that the justice department is highly likely to join a lawsuit filed against armstrong by former teammate. abc says the suit alleges armstrong defrauded the u.s. government by denying 9 use of performance enhancing drugs because the postal service sponsored the raising career. if he loses he could pay a substantial amount of money to the government. right now the deadline to join the case is thursday for the department the same day his interview with oprah is schedule to air. sources say armstrong admitted the drug use to oprah and before 9 interview he apologized to the staff of the charity he founded. >> the biggest test for him is how well he apologizes. most of all, he will apo
. that being said, president obama only fanned the flames today painting a picture of government catastrophe based on the facts seems a bit trumped up. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. >> reporter: in the first press conference of his second term, president obama wasted little time scaring the day lights out of millions of americans who rely on government paychecks for one service or another, of the consequences of a u.s. default. >> may not be able to pay our troops or honor our contracts with small business owners. food inspectors, air traffic controllers, specialists who track down nuclear materials wouldn't get their paychecks. >> reporter: the president's statement is speculative and not true because, frankly, no one knows what programs will be short changed if the u.s. can't meet its payment obligations. it's never happened before. but here is what we do know courtesy of the bipartisan policy center. if congress fails to raise the debt ceiling the government can spend only what it received in daily revenues each day. those revenues won't cover about 40% of g
the government's bills. >> please have a seat. >> reporter: president obama spoke from the white house to stake out a position on the debt limit. if congress doesn't improve an increase the government will run out of money to pay bills. president obama blasted republicans who said they won't raise it without dollar for dollar cuts to the budget. >> the issue here is whether or not america pays its bills. we are not a deadbeat nation. >> the problem is congress has already spent the money. what it would mean for the nation to not make payments. >> social security checks and veteran's benefits will be delayed. we might not be able to pay our troops. >> reporter: in response republicans pointed out president obama voted against increasing the debt limit as a senator. speaker of the house john boehner's office said debt is endangering's children future. theconsequences are real he said. >> the debate had a numbing effect on wall street today. the dow is up 18 to 13,507. the nasdaq is down 8 at 3,117. the s&p is down 1 at 1,470. >>> all of that in washington is being watched closely in sacramento b
congress may ban, mr. obama blamed fears of government overreach. >> part of the challenge that weth confront is that even the slightest hint of some sensible, responsible legislation in this area fans this notion that somehow here it comes and that everybody's guns are going to beo taken away. >> reporter: mr. obama said if congress does not act he can achieve some of these goal us there executive order. but, scott, the only area the president talked about that wasso improved tracing at the federal level of guns sold to or stolen by criminals. maj >> pelley: major, thank you, the government could hit itst borrowing limit again as soon as mid-february. earlier, at that white house news conference, the president called on congress to raise the debt ceiling so the country can pay its bills. >> we have to do something sensible and we shouldn't be doing this on a one to three- month time frame. why would we do that? this is the united states ofajor america, major.in we can't manage our affairs in our such a way that we pay our bills and provide certainty in terms of how we pay our bills
for allegedly defrauding the federal government of millions of dollars when he rode for the u.s. postal service team. now cbs news learns that senior officials here at the justice department have recommended that the federal government join that lawsuit. lance armstrong's years of denial came to an end monday in an emotional interview with oprah winfrey. >> lance armstrong is on the course! >> reporter: cbs news learned the former cycling star confessed to winfrey what many already speculated that he used performance-enhancing drugs. the lengthy sitdown took place in the four seasons hotel in austin texas, where armstrong was joined by close friends and lawyers. afterwards oprah tweeted "just wrapped with lance armstrong, he came ready." he spent the better part of his career fighting back against doping allegations. >> we have nothing to hide. >> reporter: the pressure mounted in may 2011 when scott pelley talked to tyler hamilton about the blood boosting drug epo. >> you saw lance armstrong inject epo? >> yes, like we all did. like i did many many times. >> repor
students, the role of our federal government. tom perez, assistant secretary for civil rights, ruslyn lee. she was also nominated by president obama to serve in her role as assistant secretary of education for civil rights and she was confirmed by the senate in may of 2009. as assistant secretary, ruslyn is assistant secretary arnie's duncan's primary advisor. before she joined the department of education she was vice president of the education trust in washington, dc and was the founding executive of education trust west in oakland. in these positions she advocated for public school students in california, focusing on achievement and opportunity gaps, improving can urriculum and instructional quality and ensuring quality education for everybody. she served as an advisor on education issues on a number of private ipbs institutions, she is a teacher, a lawyer, and a very influential voice on all policy matters. she was also passionate about ending this issue of bullying and bringing everyone together to stop this disturbing trend so please welcome assistant secretary for civil right
jose used to wait and let the federal government and state governments take lead. there are a lot of things moving. you can see what they do. >> so there was the mayor' reaction. we talked to him just before he jumped on a plane in washington, d.c.. so he was not able to attend the hearing today. postpone action on this particular proposal until next week. now, we also talked to the manager of the san jess yeah gun store and about this proposal z we'll have his thoughts as we continue our coverage on this controversial issue on abc 7 news at 6:00. >> we'll see you alt 6:00. >> police in london say it's a miracle more people weren't kill today when a helicopter crashed on to a busy street, slamming into a construction crane in dense fog, then plummeted below. several vehicles caught fire, debris flew everywhere. but only the pilot and one person on the ground were killed. 16 others, injured. >> we saw the helicopter just go. quite shocked. >> we heard metal falling, everybody was running 67b89. >> smoke building up.ilt and people just running and screaming. >> the helicopter pilot
of the specific bully. that's an important element and we work with our partners in local government on that, but our focus has been on the system's issues, of working with the school superintendents, working with the school districts to create a culture of inclusion, to create a culture where people can be accepted for who they are. we've seen bullying in the context of kids with disabilities, kids who couldn't get off the bus because they were getting beaten up on the bus. the bullying of kids who are lgbq, that's probably our biggest growth area. these are kids who are being bullied because they are different. and in suburban minneapolis we saw quite literally over the course of a two year period, we saw 6 or 7 kids who took their own lives, six or 7. we can't get those lives back, tragickly, but we can redouble our efforts to be sure no one else has to bear the unspeakable. we see the bullying of latino kids, of african american kids, we see bullying in so many shapes and forms and i've seen it across the country. but i've always seen remarkable and couragous people at work, local law
an increase in the debt creel, the federal government will run out of money to pay bills in about a month. president obama blasted the republicans who said they won't raise the borrowing authority without dollar for dollar cuts in the budget. >> the issue here is whether or not america pays its bills. we are that deadbeat nation. >> reporter: the problem, mr. obama said, is that congress has already spent the money. >> these are bills that have already been racked up. >> reporter: the patiented a dire picture about what it would mean for the nation for the first time ever to not make payments. >> social security checks and veterans benefits will be dried. we might not be able to pay our troops, or honor our contracts with small business owners. >> reporter: in response, republicans pointed out president obama voted against increasing the debt limit as a senator. john boehner said that the debt is endangers children's future, that the consequences of failing to increase the debt seal ceiling are real, but so also are the results of allowing our spending problem go unresolved. president
limit. if congress doesn't approve an increase in the debt creel, the federal government will run out of money to pay bills in about a month. president obama blasted the republicans who said they won't raise the borrowing authority without dollar for dollar cuts in the budget. >> the issue here is whether or not america pays its bills. we are that deadbeat nation. >> reporter: the problem, mr. obama said, is that congress has already spent the money. >> these are bills that have already been racked up. >> reporter: the patiented a dire picture about what it would mean for the nation for the first time ever to not make payments. >> social security checks and veterans benefits will be dried. we might not be able to pay our troops, or honor our contracts with small business owners. >> reporter: in response, republicans pointed out president obama voted against increasing the debt limit as a senator. john boehner said that the debt is endangers children's future, that the consequences of failing to increase the debt seal ceiling are real, but so also are the results of allowing our spe
more funds, if not so be it. >> reporter: while some people were frustrated. >> a typical government organization. >> the national symbol for nonviolence. that was something he believed very passionately and advocated. >> reporter: the da will tell us tomorrow how many guns it has collected today and there's another buy back scheduled for next monday. that buy back is going to go on as planned but people will get vouchers not cash for their weapons. in luxeburg, ktvu. >>> and more details now on the gun guy back. the final numbers are in and law enforcement was able to collect a total of 827 firearms. here is a break down from the five locations across marin. nevatto was most successful with 277 guns now off the street. >>> the san jose sharks organization is mourning the deaths of the team's original owner. the front page of the shark's website pays tribute to george gund iii. he passed away this morning in palm springs after battling cancer. he was 75 years old. he was a long time hockey fan. gund and his brother took a chance on the sharks. they will honor his memory this season w
. >> >> catherine: , kron 4. bills. he says, the mere threat of defaulting on government obligations is hurting the economy. the government has hit its borrowing limit again. and is expected to run out of ways to pay bills by early march. >> frigid party seven degrees in half moon bay. 39 and concord. the the seven- tomorrow but 37 right now what happened bay this warming trend will continue. finally, and we could finally get a bit more mild temperatures as this week progresses'. that stormtracker is well to the north of us we're not going to see any green. calm wind that combination is providing very chilly conditions. 28 in napa, 29 in santa rosa. 42 in san francisco. in vallejo, 29. 28 in fairfield. 30's in concord, pleasanton. this frees warning in effect and frost advisories for the bayshore. freezing in sunnyvale. that freeze warning and frost advisories continues. for the north bay, the inland valleys and the bayshore. take a look these frosty windshields. certainly, you are going to want to take your time tomorrow for the afternoon, temperatures are going to be improving. 50s for the m
to approve the $250,000 contract for his services. >> that's governments primary responsibility is to guarantee the safety and security of its people. >> reporter: the public safety committee meets at 5:30 tonight. although they plan to protest, the committee is expected to approve that contract. live in oakland, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we caught up with governor jerry brown and asked if he plans to provide resources to help curb violence in the city where he once served as mayor. >> i want to help where i can. oakland has to solve its own problems. the fire department, mayor, of you got to put together. >> governor brown said he'll look at what he called any reasonable request for help from oakland. he points out he's sent the highway patrol to assist oakland police in fighting crime. >> police in the northern california city of galt tonight are mourning the loss of one of their own. this happened about 11:20:30s in the farming community about 30 miles south of downtown sacramento. police say officer kevin tonk confronted the suspect. other officers moved in on the
in the country, independent of the president and the federal government, state and local governments are acting on their own on gun control. we get that report tonight from nbc's ron allen. >> fire! >> reporter: a nation polarized over guns. teachers in texas and record numbers at this range take concealed handgun training. >> i think it's important for me to get prepared in case i ever do have to defend myself or my students. >> reporter: in chicago, mayor rahm emanuel wants to stop investing city pension funds in companies that make or sell assault weapons. and here in new york, governor andrew cuomo today signed what many consider the toughest gun control legislation in the country. >> enough people have lost their lives. let's act and let's take corrective measures. >> reporter: the law expands an existing assault weapons ban, limits gun magazine capacity to seven rounds, and requires mental health professionals to report patients they consider a threat. late today, the nra said, quote, these gun control schemes have failed in the past and will have no impact on public safety and crime. new
frustrated. >> a typical government organization. >> the national symbol for nonviolence. that was something he believed very passionately and advocated. >> reporter: the da will tell us tomorrow how many guns it has collected today and there's another buy back scheduled for next monday. that buy back is going to go on as planned but people will get vouchers not cash for their weapons. in luxeburg, ktvu. >>> and more details now on the gun guy back. the final numbers are in and law enforcement was able to collect a total of 827 firearms. here is a break down from the five locations across marin. nevatto was most successful with 277 guns now off the street. >>> the san jose sharks organization is mourning the deaths of the team's original owner. the front page of the shark's website pays tribute to george gund iii. he passed away this morning in palm springs after battling cancer. he was 75 years old. he was a long time hockey fan. gund and his brother took a chance on the sharks. they will honor his memory this season with a helmet decal and jersey patch bearing his initials. >>> meanwhile i
the building. people received $200 for semi automatic weapon. $100 for other guns. >> a typical government operation designed and implemented more than flawed. >> marin county district attorneys office will count the vouchers to see if they can raise the extra money. >>> police in san leandro are searching for two men who robbed an home depot store and caused a worker to faint. two masked men entered the store just after 7:00 last night. they robbed a cashier at gunpoint. one employee fainted and taken to a hospital for treatment. >>> veterans advocates says walmarts willingness to hire newly returned war veterans could start a chain reaction. it will start hiring any veteran that has an honorable discharge and has been off active duty for less than a year. some say they are not sure if this would be just a short-term fix or a long-term career move. >> i couldn't see myself working as a clerk at walmart, but maybe there is other positions that i might find suitable. >> walmart's president says getting 100,000 veterans into the civilian work force should help stimulate the economy and after
by the algerian government. other reports say some of them escaped. we do know as many as 41 people, including some americans, were taken hostage by islamist militants yesterday. the obama administration is concerned about these conflicting reports. >>> she got her start writing for the san francisco chronicle. today the woman known as dear abby has died at the age of 94. she suffered a long battle with alzheimer's. her first column appeared in 1956 and competed for decades with her twin sister, ann landers. she passed in 2002. >>> fewer people are dying from cancer each year. a new report from the american cancer society found the overall cancer death rate drops 20% from 1991 to 2009. a reduction in smoking and better detech shup methods are to thank. >>> the federal government is encouraging mothers to breastfeed. new regulations will require insurance companies to cover the cost of breast pumps. an improvement for moms who say they need all the help they can get. >> insurance companies are still working out the details and trying to align venders and patient services and how they're going t
and other governments to try to secure their release. no word on how many americans are still being held. the government's confirmation comes as some americans were being ferried out of the algeria. >> the manti te'o story continues. was he duped? was it a hoax? the linebacker for notre dame has yet to comment on a public hoax concerning an online girl lead something to know how much he knew before revealing the truth. questions are surfacing of interviews he did in the days after finding out about the hoax where he continues with the story that his girlfriend died. we now know the name of the woman in the blurred out photo, apparently hiring lawyers saying someone it seems to me her pictures. >> 5th california adult died from the flu sweeping the nation. the casualty was from the inland empire, and they have upgraded the reach to wide-spread in california now. the good news is that no children have died from the flu. this year's vaccine is a great match for the strain they are seeing so it offers good protection against getting sick. nation-wide flu is widespread in all states but for t
with the federal government over -- bank to settle with the federal government over foreclosures. >>> hundreds of thousands of vehicles with a serious safety issue, we'll tell you about the models being recalled and the risk drivers face behind the wheel. >> and what was it? investigators track down the unusual item that fell from the sky and punched a hole in the roof of a southern california home. [ male announcer ] the career landscape of america is changing. new jobs are here, and by 2025, we could have millions more that demand qualified college graduates. many in the bay area. at devry university, our market-responsive bachelor's and master's degree programs can give you what you need to succeed in today's careers and the ones on the horizon. get the know how you need for a new tomorrow at our 4 bay area locations, online or both. learn more at devry.edu. and let nothing stand in your way. >>> honda is recalling 748,000 vehicles because of a problem with the driver's side air bag. honda said it hasn't ha h any crashes or injuries relate -- hasn't had any crashes or injuries related to th
of country, but not the government. >> after a three-year absence the maverick surf competition is back. today is the day surfers from all over the world come here to tackle the waves. a surf advisory is still in effect. that could mean some major waves. abc7 news reporter sergio has the details. >> photographer kevin harrington caught some great shots of surfers out testing the waters in preparation for tomorrow's mavericks competition but getting the shots was an adventure. >> we thought were going to be trashed by one of these huge waves because they were just coming way up over your head and the boat just tips over. it's scary. >> they were aboard john lynch's boat. he will be part of the surf patrol this year. >> being so close to the waves and the brakes and feeling the power and watching these guys. it's an incredible -- it's an incredible sport. you have to have some real guts to get out there and do what these guys are doing. >> the organizer of mavericks, jeff clark, was his guide. he was briefing the surfers who will be surfing what is expected to be 30-foot waves. mavericks
monday. they grounded their fleet of boeing new 787 dreamliner aircrafts and government has also ordered all u.s. airlines that do the same in the wake of a recent incident several incidents actually, that caused the batteries to overheat in that plane. >>> well, the party's over in the nation's capitol and it's back to work for the president and congress. >> the last time the senate has passed is budget. the ipad wasn't even invented yet. >> the agenda the president has laid out and why it will continue to be a difficult sell. >> and abortion rights foredecks kids after sew rhesus -- four decades after row versus wade. >> i'm meteorologist lawrence car know in the cbs 5 weather center. enjoy the sunshine out there today because by tomorrow that could be filled with rain drops. we'll talk about it coming up. >> we have more fan photos for you some supercute kids like this little lady and her tutu. we can't get enough of the photos, keep them coming to cbssf.com and you too could be part of the coverage leading up to super bowl sunday right her
oprah and why the federal government is paying such close attention. >> traffic and weather are next together on the abc7 only news. here is the san mateo bridge, traffic is moving fine. it is clear. it is cold. mike nicco will have the full accweather forecast and the commute in the abc7 traffic center. >> also ahead, how low can it go, the new decline for apple stock and the investor fear leading to thehañbñ >> welcome back, the latest temperatures are in and san francisco is the warm spot at 41. 38 at oakland. 39 in fremont. 36 at half moon bay. 34 at mountain view and everyone else is freezing or below. 33 in san jose. there is frost this morning. the wind is either six miles per hour or calm. we do not have the stirring of the atmosphere. in the afternoon, low-to-mid 50's, and 57 in oakland and 58 in santa rosa and low 60's for everyone open thursday -- on thursday and friday. >> the capitol corridor train shows major delay system-wide because of this ongoing investigation of the fire in crockett. that is not blocking the tracks but early fire crews were blocking the tracks.
and some customers give it the thumbs up. it was a plan initiated to make government information more easy to access. he hopes it will improve them and when how customers rate it, you really can't say how it is rated. >> especially restaurants. people are picky about what goes in their food and who is around there so it may make people feel more comfortable about eating it. >> reporter: here in san francisco, restaurant lobbyists defeated that plan but those who secured a ratings and the number of food born illnesses went down. they will be rated on a 100 point scale and the mayor will making an announcement where he serves as the chair of technology and innovation. >> he is putting pressure on congress and the president unveiled his proposals yesterday aimed at reducing gun violence. analysts say it will be tough getting any gun control legislation through and they are demanding action. >> what is more important, doing whatever it takes to get an "a" grade or giving parents some peace of mind when they drop their child off for first grade. >> among other actions the president is urging co
. you essentially told the federal government, back off, we can take care of our own prisons. and yet the whole reason for the federal lawsuit against california was that you weren't taking care of the prisons, the health care in the prisons was inadequate. there were too many inmates in there. >> yep. >> are you saying, go away, federal government, we've cured it? >> we spent a lot of money. california now spends over $15,000 per inmate on health care. the average in prisons is about $5,000. we're spending three times more. we weren't doing that ten years ago. so we're throwing massive amounts of money hiring psychiatrists, doctors or raising their salaries. we're building magnificent state-of-the of art hospitals. we're doing a hell of a lot and people are saying, nothing's happening. what to you mean nothing's happening? we've gone from 300 million to over 2 billion. every year. this is money. it's just really drives me crazy when people say, oh, you haven't done anything. should we cut the colleges more and pump it into the prisons? we are giving health care that i would venture t
partnership not just between our agencies but agencies across the federal government that the president has convened to bring our best resources and minds to bear to do something about it. there is now a web site, stopbullying.gov where a tool kit is being developed and these kinds of best practices are being promoted. the center for disease control, the division of violence prevention, an effort to use good data in research, they have released a come pend yum of common bullying tools. that's also available online. we are doing these conversations with community and the president has convened now two bullying summits where we bring the best practices to bear and learn locally. we've been doing webinar series across the country, you can find the dates for those on the web site. tom also mentioned about school busses and we realize, right, because this is not just about teachers, this is not just about forward-looking superintendents or guidance councilors or mental health professionals in schools, i don't need to tell anyone in this room about what's been happening on school busses. we a
in connecticut, new york and new jersey. >>> us treasury department says the government is now burrough money from the federal employee pension fund. the move allows the government to keep paying its bills while congress debates an increase to the nation's debt limit. fitch is threatening to downgrade america's credit rating if lawmakers don't raise the borrowing limit. >>> five contractors are sending sealed envelopes to sacramento this week hoping to win the contract it start building the state as high- speed rail system. the "mercury news" explains the contractors submit one package with their plans for the project, another sealed envelope contains their price. officials will first check the proposals and then open the envelopes containing the costs. >>> san jose state university is launching an online education pilot program. the program is small for now offering only three classes, entry level math, elementary statistics and college algebra. but governor brown says it's a big step toward a new future for higher education. >> the goal is to empower more p
: flood insurance rates are set by the government and based on a variety of factors including the size, age and design of your home. but the biggest factors are by far location and the property's risk of actual flooding. that's determined by the government's flood maps, surveys conducted on an ongoing basis to determine an area's flood risk. according to the latest maps, johnson's home is in a high risk area. >> the mapping is the key to the rates. >> reporter: insurance expert and consumer advocate achemy boch says more and more homeowners are complaining that the latest maps don't take into account unique features of their property. >> there's a lot of pushback from property owners. >> reporter: a new law enacted last year is phasing out government subsidies for flood insurance, something homeowners will start noticing when they renew their policies. boch predicts rates could go up 20 to 30% for some this year leaving more homeowners like johnson protected from floods but protesting their rates. now, fema tells us linda was actually undercharged fo
. this is the federal government's first inventory of the flood control system and happened after hurricane katrina when a levee failed killing more than 1800 people causing $108 billion in damages. the problems found in some of the levees include weaken walls, animal homes, decaying and homes built too close to levees. it's up to local governments to make improvements. they could cost millions. some officials say it's unfair to be told to raise money for these repairs and think the study could be exaggerated. in east palo alto, a major levee improvement project starts this summer. back in late december, the san francisquito creek flooded going over the banks of the levee. the neighborhood flooded and caused damage to homes. even though the creek is low this morning, before that long term fix that they were starting to work on this summer, they have put a short- term fix in place. they stacked some sandbags to increase the height of the levee and also put updates around the creek to prevent people from getting anywhere near it just in case the next storm causes a
. >> as indicated the federal government considered aaron schwartz a thief, for allegedly down loading academic paper was out permission. a case many believe led to his suicide. his robin hood like advocacy had strong bay area influences. >> schwartz gave a lecture last may. >> if we've lost the ability to communicate over the internet it could be a changed bill of rights, freedoms guaranteed in the constitution he dropped out of stanford but maintained a close friendship with lessic whoççí[ spoke about him today he was going to -- an incredible soul who inspired millions who,( now weep as we've seen a crossek:÷ e internet in outrage and devastation that he would have been driven to the cliff that he stepped over. >> the cliff was felony charges by the'z. swr justice department when he down loaded research papers at m.i.t.. cindy cohen met him six or seven years ago. >> he found a bunch of kindred souls. he first hooked up with cory was here, it's a testament to the movement. it's now all over the country. >> now, his web site is filled with testimonials calling him a hero. >> there is a
ever this year. seems of government can't avoid problems everyone can see. >> immanuel one third of the u.s. population 100 million people visiting san jose in the next two months. that gives awe sense of what began today in india city of about 1 million people. it is expected the host nearly 100 times its population for behind you festival that happens every 12 years. 14 temporary hospitals set up with two 43 doctors. more than 40,000 toilets built. 30,000 law enforcement are providing securities. >> still ahead on 7 news at 9:00. president obama draws new line in the sand on american debt ceiling. tonight what happens if the limit is not lifted and who feels it first. first. >> nissan íáf- >> treasury secretary geithner tell congressional leaders that the government will exhaust its borrowing limit as soon as mid february not march as expected. in the mean time president obama insists tonight that he will not negotiate with house republicans over the debt ceiling. mark matthews looks at the challenge the president is facing. >> president told reporters raising the d
aaron's law would modify the computer fraud and abuse act. the law allowed the government to bring disproportion nit charges against swartz. >>> they will talk about the university's less than spectacular defense about marketing online classes to nonstudents. the university spent $4.3 million marketing the online classes hoping to attract tuition from students all over the world. but since the classes started a year ago, only one person who was not already a uc student has take an class. uc online classes cost $1400 to $2400. but other universities like stanford and harvard are offering online classes for free. hundreds of thousands of students have signed up for those classes. >>> season 12 of american idol kicks off tonight right here on ktvu channel 2. mariah carey, nikki minaj and keith urban join randy jackson at the judges table. but judges say the focus is on finding the next big talent and that sometimes creates colorful moments. >> we have so much stuff going on this season. if i were a viewer, i would have be dvring this season. there are so many things. >> as usual fans
and it is all part of the mayor's initiative to make government information easy to access. he hopes he will make it easily citywide. he will be at a conference where he serves as chairman and innovation. the chairman worked with the engineering team to create standards that other city sites and others can use as well. you can see how customers rate it but you can't find out how it is rated by the health department. live from san francisco, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> in overnight news, just hours ago the agency announced the boeing 747 dreamliner jets due to safety concerns, it will remain in effect until the battery fires are resolved. >> with the lithium battery, that is a very serious problem. you don't need the -- don't need the real worry of a fire. >> san jose's airport has a dreamliner flight scheduled for tomorrow but they may take off with another aircraft. >>> standoff in algeria but there are 20 who have escaped. some who got away are reportedly americans. the group said the kidnapping was in prevention for frances intervention but hague said this. >> i think we would b
the government over here leak the local government more access in to the younger crowd. >>reporter: congressman hunt liked the idea enough to send him 2 tickets. for those who won't be going in person, another bay area resident is in charge of running facebook twitter you tube flicker and pinterest for the inauguration. of elizabeth thompson of walnut creek talked with us today by satellite. >> we just watched an i-phone app so that will be hopefully live streaming during the inauguration, last time thousands of people were misdirected and caught in security holds. this time phone app will show color-coded directions to quarter of a million ticket holders crowding washington maul. official swear in as pre-described by the constitution is january the 20th. this sunday. but the inauguration, big may raid, ceremony on the steps of the capitol that will be monday the day we celebrate martin luther king jr. birthday. in the newsroom, abc 7 news. >>> and for the inauguration michelle obama will have a new hair do. she tweeted this picture of herself today using her new twitter account float u
explosives around his neck. an estimated 400 foreign nationals were freed in the government's rescue attempt thursday. up to 18 militants and 12 hostages were killed including fredrick butacchio of katy texas. >> terrorists should be on notice that they will find no sanctuary. >> reporter: the group has a history of taking hostages for millions of the dollars in ransom. >> basically got its start in by kidnapping 30 odd european tourists since then they've been involved in kidnapping, they've become involved in drug smuggling. >> tonight there are reports that the kidnappers want to trade two american hostages for two suspected terrorists in the u.s. custody. but ken and gasia right now the u.s. says they will not do that. that's out of the question. they will not negotiate with terrorists. >> jana, thank you. >>> foreigner new orleans mayor ray negin has been indicted on federal chargings. nagen faces 21 corruption charges that include bribery. his arrangement is set for january 21st. his allegations are connected to corruption. nagin gained notoriety during hurricane katrina when he spoke
in the government's rescue attempt thursday. up to 18 militants and 12 hostages were killed including fredrick butacchio of katy texas. >> terrorists should be on notice that they will find no sanctuary. >> reporter: the group has a history of taking hostages for millions of the dollars in ransom. >> basically got its start in by kidnapping 30 odd european tourists since then they've been involved in kidnapping, they've become involved in drug smuggling. >> tonight there are reports that the kidnappers want to trade two american hostages for two suspected terrorists in the u.s. custody. but ken and gasia right now the u.s. says they will not do that. that's out of the question. they will not negotiate with terrorists. >> jana, thank you. >>> foreigner new orleans mayor ray negin has been indicted on federal chargings. nagen faces 21 corruption charges that include bribery. his arrangement is set for january 21st. his allegations are connected to corruption. nagin gained notoriety during hurricane katrina when he spoke out to the government's response. >>> an american team joined japanese offic
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